ML@GT Spring Event – 2/22

Please join us on Thursday 2/22/2018 for the ML@GT Center Spring Event featuring talks from internal faculty and invited speakers.  Event runs from 10AM to 5PM in the Klaus Atrium.

Invited Speakers

Sanjeev Arora     –     Princeton University


Sanjeev Arora is Charles C. Fitzmorris Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University. He is interested in approximation algorithms for intractable problems. Recently he has been applying these ideas to machine learning. He has won the Packard Fellowship, Simons Investigator Award, Goedel Prize, ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences, and the Fulkerson Prize.  (Website)

Joelle Pineau     –     McGill University / FAIR


Joelle Pineau is the head of the Facebook AI Research lab in Montreal, Canada and an Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar at McGill University where she co-directs the Reasoning and Learning Lab. Her research focuses on developing new models and algorithms for planning and learning in complex partially-observable domains. She also works on applying these algorithms to complex problems in robotics, healthcare, games and conversational agents. (Website)

Schedule of Events

Event run from 10AM to 5PM in the Klaus Atrium:

10:00 am     –     Opening Remarks
10:15 am     –     A Fireside Chat with Charles Isbell about his recent Testimony in Washington DC.
11:30 am     –     Lunch
12:00 pm     –     Talk by Sanjeev Arora
1:00   pm     –     Break
1:30   pm     –     Talk by Joelle Pineau
2:30   pm     –     Short Talks by ML@GT Faculty / Panel Discussion
3:45   pm     –     Break
4:00   pm     –     Reception


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